-Score: Coast Guard Academy 2, Clark University 0
-Records: Clark (8-6-1, NEWMAC 3-5), Coast Guard (8-6-1, NEWMAC 5-3-1)
-Location: New London, Conn.
-The Lead: The Clark University women's soccer team dropped in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action on Saturday afternoon. Junior Claire Hurley (Waterford, Conn.) scored a pair of second half goals to lift Coast Guard to the 2-0 shutout as they secured a berth in the conference tournament for the first time since 2014. The Bears, playing their final regular season home game of the season, wore pink warm up shirts and pink socks to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-Hurley hit the post 3:59 into match, the best opportunity for either team in the first half as the game remained scoreless at the break.
-It was just 3:37 into the second half when Coast Guard was awarded a penalty kick and Hurley missed the kick, but scored off the rebound to give the Bears a 1-0 lead.
-The Cougars had their best chance to pull even in the 62nd minute, but freshman Mia Advocate's (Merrick, N.Y.) shot was wide of the open net.
-Hurley would give the Bears an insurance goal in the 63rd minute when she took a pass from sophomore Felicia Lombardi (Malden, Mass.) and scored her team-high ninth goal of the season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
-Freshman Katharina Commins (8-6-1) made four saves to record her fourth shutout of the season for the Bears.
-Junior Julianna Christy (Plainville, Conn.) (2-5) made nine saves in goal for Clark.
-The Bears outshot Clark 16-8 (11-4 shots on goal).
-Clark travels to Emerson College for another NEWMAC contest on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.
-Coast Guard is back in action on Tuesday at Albertus Magnus in the final non-conference game of the season at 6:00.